Organizers today released the list of panel topics for JAXPORT’s biennial Logistics & Intermodal Conference, which will be held April 29 –May 1, 2019 at the Sawgrass Marriott Golf Resort and Spa in Ponte Vedra Beach, Florida.
The 2019 conference will feature five discussions with distinguished panelists sharing insights regarding industry challenges and solutions:
The Political Landscape and its Impact on International Trade
Panelists will discuss U.S. policy on key issues affecting the transportation and logistics industries, ranging from infrastructure spending to trade reform, and potential impacts on international trade.
After the Storm: Post-Hurricane Puerto Rico and the Path to Recovery
Hurricane Maria devastated Puerto Rico in September 2017 and the island is still recovering. Panelists will provide an update on the island’s infrastructure and business recovery as well as challenges impacting trade with the island.
Where is Finished Vehicle Logistics Headed?
Industry experts will look at how and where global auto production has shifted, and will explore changes to global demand for consumer passenger use and the cumulative impact on ocean carriers, inland transportation providers and ports.
Business Disruptors and Global Innovation Trends
Companies must anticipate and prepare for change associated with emerging technologies that are rapidly becoming part of an increasingly complex supply chain. Panelists will discuss the emergence of innovative disruptors such as artificial intelligence, cognitive analytics and blockchain technology, and their effect on consumer expectations, business models and logistics.
Update on Ocean Carrier Alliances
Major ocean carrier realignments have settled, at least for now. Panelists will reflect on the recent realignments and how they are impacting shippers, ports and transportation providers – and will discuss potential changes to come.
Panelists will include senior executives from major ocean carriers, railroads, shippers and service providers. A full list of speakers and moderators will be released soon.
Designed for senior-level executives, JAXPORT’s Conference offers registrants the chance to network with transportation and logistics decision-makers from across North America and participate in discussions about timely and relevant industry topics. Targeted sponsorships are also available for the JAXPORT Conference, allowing businesses to reach hundreds of potential logistics, intermodal and maritime customers. Multiple sponsorship levels, as well as special event and amenities packages, allow strategic product and name placement throughout the event.